What is Black Friday?
On Black Friday 2017 in Pakistan, shop prices fall for 24 hours to encourage people to pay cash as Christmas approaches.
The day has earned its name because it is often the day when stores “go into the dark” – which means they have enough money to cover their costs.
And it works – customers often line up for hours or even days to get their hands on the best deals.
Unfortunately, the shopping craze can sometimes fall into violence, as people argue over gadgets and discounted devices.
Many stores publish the details of their sales items before the day, so there are many ways to take the best deals.
The trick is to be prepared and organized and to always know what you want before the start of sales – to avoid unnecessary expenses.
When is Black Friday 2017?
Traditionally, Black Friday 2017 sales are the day after Thanksgiving – an American holiday that falls on the fourth Thursday of November.
This year, the event will take place on Friday, November 24th.
To mark the festivities, retailers tend to have different days off throughout the week.
Cyber Monday is another sales day to watch.
In Britain, it is considered one of the biggest Internet shopping days of the year, with retailers packing their websites with loads of offers.
Which stores offer offers during Black Friday?
Although Black Friday is not scheduled until November, some stores have already announced that they will participate in the shopping party.
The following retailers have opted for this year’s event …
- B & Q
- Reebok Shop
- La Redoute
- New look
- Disney Store
How can you get the best Black Friday discounts?
Shop early in the day
Unfortunately, queuing early in the day is the best way to get your choice of discounts.
Often in the afternoon, the most exciting products have already left the shelves.
Do not focus on a Friday
While many will turn to Black Friday for all the best deals, this is not always the case.
Keep your eyes open all week (and Cyber Monday) for more affordable shopping.
Do your research
Were you waiting for sales to buy an expensive item?
Take a look online to see the average price of the goods before you pay for something on a whim.
Often, the discounts will not be as impressive as they first seem.
Beware of doorbusters
The majority of the stores will use the front doors to draw customers to their doors during commercial events.
These remarkable items will be significantly reduced in price, but they tend to be scarce and spaced.
If you have to get hold of one of these items, you may have to fight a fierce competition.
When you’re in the store, try not to get carried away by other offers that do not save you a lot of money.
Enter your details the day before to avoid wasting valuable time
Prepare the night before
When placing orders online, heavily discounted items can be sold in seconds.
To avoid queues, it is helpful to create accounts on the websites of your favorite retailers in advance.
If you want to be faster, try to put in your basket the items whose price is reduced before the beginning of the sales period.
Then, when you leave, the items will already be reduced in your cart waiting for you.
Stack your vouchers
You can be stung with shipping fees when ordering a cheap item online.
Stacking coupons, including free shipping or 10% of items on sale, can lower the price of your cart.